In this acceptance speech, Krist Novoselic talked about a new generation of Nirvana fans

The Recording Academy held a ceremony Special Merit Awards last night, Feb 4, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. This year’s Grammy lifetime awards went to Nirvana, as well as Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson, Nile Rodgers, Bobby McFerrin, The Supremes, Slick Rick and Ma Rainey.

Grammy’s Special Merit Awards are described as “a small, intimate affair, where the Academy dispenses its lifetime achievement awards, trustees awards, technical Grammy Awards and the music educator award.”

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Nirvana musicians Dave Grohl, Pat Smear and Krist Novoselic accepted the achievement award. In his acceptance speech, Novoselic said that even though so many years have passed, we are now witnessing a new generation of Nirvana fans:

“And they said that Kurt [Cobain] was witty or maybe he was a smartass. And he said, ‘Teenage angst has paid off well.’ It has. I do fan mail – old-fashioned fan mail. I get letters from around the world, like Nirvana fans. Like, just all around the world. A lot of young people. There’s a new generation of Nirvana fans and I’m just very grateful for that.”

See the epic footage from the event below:

As for the 65th annual Grammy Awards itself, it’s taking place tonight, Feb 5, at the Arena in Los Angeles. Be sure to tune in at 8PM ET / 5PM PT. The stage will be studded with the performances of Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, Stevie Wonder and more.

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